genus Hyracotherium

noun
extinct horse genus; formerly called eohippus
Syn: ↑Hyracotherium
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Equidae, ↑family Equidae
Member Meronyms: ↑eohippus, ↑dawn horse

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  • Hyracotherium — Temporal range: Early Eocene–Mid Eocene …   Wikipedia

  • Hyracotherium — n. An extinct horse genus, formerly called genus {Eohippus}. Syn: genus {Hyracotherium}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyracotherium — noun extinct horse genus; formerly called eohippus • Syn: ↑genus Hyracotherium • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Equidae, ↑family Equidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyracotherium — /huy reuh koh thear ee euhm/, n., pl. hyracotheria / thear ee euh/. eohippus. [ < NL (1840): a genus name; see HYRAX, O , THERE] * * * …   Universalium

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eohippus — Hyracotherium Hyracotherium n. An extinct horse genus, formerly called genus {Eohippus}. Syn: genus {Hyracotherium}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Equidae — Taxobox name = Equids image width = 250px image caption = Plains Zebras regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Perissodactyla familia = Equidae familia authority = Gray, 1821 genus = Equus genus authority = Linnaeus, 1758… …   Wikipedia

  • eohippus — /ee oh hip euhs/, n. the earliest known horse, a member of the extinct genus Hyracotherium (Eohippus), from the early Eocene Epoch of the Northern Hemisphere; a terrier sized herbivore having four hoofed toes on each forefoot and three on each… …   Universalium

  • Equidae — noun horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals • Syn: ↑family Equidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Perissodactyla, ↑order Perissodactyla • …   Useful english dictionary

  • dawn horse — eohippus. [1200 50] * * * ▪ fossil equine  extinct group of horses (horse) that flourished in North America and Europe during the early part of the Eocene Epoch (55.8–33.9 million years ago). Even though these animals are more commonly known as… …   Universalium

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